Suzanne Vincent is the editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online. That’s what people think anyway. Actually, she’s really a pretty ordinary middle-aged woman packing a few extra pounds and a few more gray hairs than she’s comfortable with. As a writer, she leans toward the fantasy spectrum, though much of what she writes is difficult to classify. Slipstream? Isn’t that where we stick stories when we just can’t figure out where else they go? Suzanne’s first professional publication was right here at FFO, published before she joined the staff: “I Speak the Master’s Will,” — a story she’s still very proud of. While she doesn’t actually have time to blog anymore, she once did. You can still read her ancient posts on writing at The Slushpile Avalanche. Suzanne keeps a house full of kids (3), a husband (1), and pets (too many to number) in Utah, USA. Yes, she’s a Mormon. No, there isn’t another wife. Mormons haven’t actually practiced polygamy since the 1890s. Too bad. She’d love to have another woman around to wash dishes and do laundry.
Stewart C Baker is an academic librarian and author of speculative fiction and poetry, along with the occasional piece of interactive fiction. His fiction has appeared in Nature, Galaxy’s Edge, and Flash Fiction Online, among other places. Stewart was born in England, has spent time in South Carolina, Japan, and California (in that order), and now lives in Oregon with his family—although if anyone asks, he’ll usually say he’s from the Internet.
Jason S. Ridler is a writer, historian, and actor. He is the author of The Brimstone Files, and his latest historical work Mavericks of War was called a “visceral read that is also an important piece of scholarship” by Pulitzer-Prize winner Richard Rhodes. He is a Teaching Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and teaches creative writing at Google, Youtube, and for private clients.
Michael Patrick Brady is a writer from Boston. His short fiction has appeared in Smokelong Quarterly, CHEAP POP, Ink In Thirds, Akashic Books, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and for many years he served as a book critic for the Boston Globe. His work can be found at www.michaelpatrickbrady.com.
Allan Dyen-Shapiro is a Ph.D. biochemist currently working as an educator. His recent sales include “Evidence from the Trial of a Dangerous Man” (to the People’s Preservatory); “Kaddish for Stalin” (to Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People); “I’m Proud of You, Mum” (to Mind Candy Volume I); and “Crossing the Boundaries of Virtual Jerusalem” (to HOLY COW: SF Stories from the Center of the World, which he also co-edited). He has recently completed his first novel. He blogs about science fiction, science, literature, environmentalism, and futurism at allandyenshapiro.com, where you can also find links to all his stories. You can friend him on Facebook as allandyenshapiro.author and follow him on Twitter as Allan_author_SF. He lives in Southwest Florida.